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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Ramapo College’s Fifty-Eighth Commencement Ceremony was held at Prudential Center Newark on Friday, May 13.

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Commencement: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

What You Need to Know Before Commencement

Ramapo College’s Commencement Ceremony will be held at Prudential Center located at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark, NJ.

Doors to Prudential Center will open at 7:30 a.m. The Graduate Processional will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. Please note that the arrival time coincides with rush hour so please allow time for traffic and parking in Newark. Tickets are NOT required for entry. Graduates may bring an unlimited number of guests, and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All patrons are subject to a bag search; please factor this screen­ing as well as traffic and parking into your arrival time.

Directions and parking information are available here. For information on local restaurants and hotels, visit Prudential Center’s website.


Graduates must report to Prudential Center at 7:30 a.m. and proceed to the Lafayette Tower entrance of the building.  Graduates should put their cap and gown on before leaving their car.

Seating is by school (ASB, CA, SSHGS, SSHS, TAS, and Masters) – see diagram below.  Graduates may sit with their friends and classmates within these schools.

After the ceremony, graduates will be directed to exit Prudential Center via the Lafayette Tower. Please plan to meet your families outside of the arena on Mulberry Street.




Doors to Prudential Center will open at 7:30 a.m.  Guests may enter the building through any of the following 3 entrances:

PNC Tower entrance – corner of the building at Mulberry Street and Edison Place

Lafayette Tower entrance – corner of Mulberry and Lafayette Streets

Lafayette Street entrance – located on Lafayette Street

Prudential Center is ADA compliant.  Both the Lafayette and PNC Towers have elevators.  If you need to drop off a guest, we recommend you do so outside the PNC Tower.  Handicap accessible seating is available in sections 3, 8, 19 and 22.

Concession stands will have food and beverages available for purchase.

After the ceremony, guests will be directed to exit Prudential Center via the PNC Tower or Lafayette Street Entrance.  Please plan to meet your graduates outside of the arena on Mulberry Street.

The 2016 Commencement seating diagram is below.  Click here for a complete list of majors by school.